• Dory Kline, from the Tehachapi Mountains Search And Rescue, gears up for this year's sole fundraiser for the TMSAH,  the 8th annual Sporting Clay Shoot to be held April 2.

    Time to sign up for 8th annual Sporting Clay Shoot fundraiser

    The Tehachapi Mountains Search and Rescue will hold its 8th annual Sporting Clay Shoot at the Kern County Gun Club on April 2, according to TMSAR Capt. Jeff Snyder, a 25-plus-year member. The Sporting Clay Shoot is open to individuals or teams of four. “If you would like to be on a team and you

  • Warriors head girls basketball coach Jacques Vachon has a brief strategy session with his playes during the West game.

    Warriors girls end busy hoops week on high note

    The last time the Tehachapi girls faced West, they beat up on a team with a depleted roster and very few subs, winning 58-45. “When we first played them at the Shafter tournament, we played a West team with only six players,” Warriors head coach Jacques Vachon recalled. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the

  • Warriors boys hoops suffers SYL setback

    First, the bad news: The Warriors boys varsity basketball team lost a pair of South Yosemite League games last week, falling to 2-3. Now, the good news: They gave powerhouse Ridgeview a major scare at Tehachapi, and halfway through their SYL campaign, the Warriors still have a good shot at the

  • John Nelson spent 27 years with the Associated Press in New York, covering sports all over the world, and was the AP's national baseball writer for 10 years. He can be reached at

    Timeout: Going through my Sunday morning paper

    So, I'm reading this morning that Curt Schilling probably won't make the baseball Hall of Fame because he wasn't very popular among the writers. Can I go to back to bed now and get up again — and start my morning over? I think somebody totally missed the point. I agree, Curt Schilling

  • Corey Costelloe

    Roadrunner Connection: Celebrating the great people our alumni have become

    It’s not quite homecoming (we do that later this month) but it was a winning week for a good number of CSUB alumni student-athletes in my mind. The popularity of social media, and our normal media coverage allows me to track their accomplishments on a regular basis; then, of course, the chance face-

  • Warriors' 128-pounder Arturo Meza goes airborne in his match against Anthony Ganel of Ridgeview.

    Warriors wrestlers split with Ridgeview in final home dual

    A week earlier, Warriors’ 172-pounder Dean Hoisington looked across the mat at his Golden Valley opponent and didn't like what he saw. “I was a little intimidated,” he said. “The guy was pretty big.” Hoisington got himself pinned in 26 seconds, and he wasn't going to let that happen again

  • Warriors boys drop to 0-6 in SYL soccer

    The Warriors scoring woes are back again. The varsity boys soccer team lost two South Yosemite League games last week without scoring — 3-0 at West on Thursday, Jan. 28, and 7-0 at home to Ridgeview on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Warriors have now lost all six of their league games, three of them by

  • JV boys hoops drops to 0-5 in SYL

    The Braves junior varsity boys lost a pair of South Yosemite League basketball games last week, dropping them to 0-5 in league and 3-13 overall. Garrett Snider provided the highlight for the Braves in a 51-37 loss at West on Thursday, Jan. 28, with his 14 points. Trevor Medovitch contributed 9.

  • Dani Peacon

    Tehachapi girl Peacon making a name in new sport

    Dani Peacon is a bit of a Renaissance girl. She hunts, she fishes, and she describes herself as “an outdoor girl and a good church girl.” She was Tehachapi's 2015 homecoming queen, and, until this year, she was a starter on the girls varsity basketball team. “Fiona Ferry is one of my best

  • Steve Denman

    Denman to be inducted to county sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 25

    Warriors varsity head football coach Steve Denman and three others will be inducted into the Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame at its annual dinner on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. In making the announcement, the Hall of Fame said it expected the largest turnout in

  • Varsity cheerleaders, from left to right, Emily Mifflin, Kelby Newton, Brittany Bryan, Kristen Luper and Yadycxa Cardenas, at the Agoura Hills stunt competition.

    Warriors cheerleaders earn trip to stunt nationals

    A team of five Warriors varsity cheerleaders captured second place in the United Spirit Association's Stunt Competition on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Agoura Hills High School. The finish also earned the girls — Emily Mifflin, Kelby Newton, Brittany Bryan, Kristen Luper and Yadycxa Cardenis — a

  • No. 10 Jacky Padilla of the Warriors outraces a West girl for the ball.

    Warriors girls score a pair of key league soccer wins

    The Warriors girls soccer team couldn't have had a better week, and neither could the coach's daughter. Hannah Beauchamp, the Warriors’ leading scorer, connected for three goals in two victories last week, including a breakaway winner in overtime. “That was very exciting,” head coach Ryan

  • The Warriors dynamic duo — Angie Kroeger, left, and Fiona Ferry — warm up before a basketball game.

    Ferry, Kroeger sparkle for Warriors girls hoops

    Front-court mates Fiona Ferry and Angie Kroeger are emerging as a real dynamic duo for the Warriors girls varsity basketball team. “Absolutely, and they're working better together with every game,” head coach Jacques Vachon said. Take last week, for example. The pair combined for 59 points

  • JV Braves off to slow SYL start

    Despite 13 points from Ben Dayton, the junior varsity Braves lost in overtime at East Bakersfield, 53-49, on Tuesday night, Jan. 19. That gave the Braves an 0-2 record in the South Yosemite League. Jason Champlin added 9 points, and Garrett Snider scored 8. In another league game, the Braves

  • Warriors captain Hannah Beauchamp scores a goal against Independence.

    Girls soccer back on winning side against GVHS

    Perhaps it was fitting that the Warriors girls should find greener pastures in Golden Valley. After losing two in a row in the South Yosemite League, the Warriors got back on the winning side on Thursday, Jan. 21, with a 1-0 thriller at Golden Valley. Hannah Beauchamp, the Warriors' leading